2021 AMI Online Salon

Biology of SARS-CoV-2: Vaccination

Project Detail

  • Entrant Name:  Fabian de Kok-Mercado
  • Client:Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Copyright: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 2021
  • Medium/software used:Autodesk Maya, Artineering MNPRX
  • Final presentation format:Online Video
  • Primary Audience:General Biology and Intro Biology High School and College Students

Project Description

The SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, have taken a huge toll on human life and the economy worldwide. Understanding how vaccines work is essential to controlling its spread. The purpose of this animation is to describe how different types of vaccines are designed and delivered to expose the immune system to specific antigens and to explain how antigens stimulate a natural immune response. The animation provides students with information on these biological concepts that can be applied to a number of associated classroom activities. A light and airy 3D watercolor rendering technique, along with stylistic treatment of the human characters was implemented to provide an approachable rendering style for the complex content.